Location and Description
This remote 37,030-acre wilderness is a 12-mile long stretch of the Grand Wash Cliffs. St. George, Utah the largest town in the area (20,000 people) is 36 air miles north of the wilderness. Filled with rugged canyons, scenic escarpments, miles of towering cliffs and sandstone buttes the wilderness marks the transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range provinces. The cliffs are important habitat for the desert tortoise, gila monster and desert bighorn sheep. Vegetation is a mix of Mojave desert shrubs, annual grasses and pinyon-juniper woodland from colder desert country. Opportunities for finding solitude and engaging in primitive recreation activities in this beautiful but sparse land is outstanding.
Some lands south of the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission.
Last updated: April 13, 2018